[PD] '$0' in messages again, another proposal?

IOhannes m zmölnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Thu Dec 2 23:09:18 CET 2021

On 12/2/21 18:35, Alexandre Torres Porres wrote:
> Em qui., 2 de dez. de 2021 às 13:19, Ico Bukvic <ico at vt.edu> escreveu:
>>   although the use cases of $0 inside a message remain relatively sparse.
> I say it's very common. 

that's funny.
from my perspective (and i don't know anything, really) it *seems* that 
ico is speaking from the POV of someone who has been working with 
msgboxes that expand $0 for some time, whereas alex is mostly talking 
from a "wishlist" perspective.

as such i find it intersting that the two of you come to radically 
different conclusions about how *actually* useful that feature really is.

> Whenever we need "$0" for a send name, 

then i tyically use [send $0-foo], where there's no msgbox involved at all.

> a table name

then i tyically use [array define $0-foo], where there's no msgbox 
involved at all.

> or using messages as sends ;)
ah indeed. [; $0-foo init(

can't say i miss this much (but ymmv).

the *only* reason why i ever wanted to use $0 in a msgbox is for 
interacting with [soundfiler].

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